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>> honorable members of the rules committee. i'm robert. i live in the ingleside neighborhood with my wife and two daughters. i've lived in san francisco since 1974, graduated from san francisco statement have a degree in urban studies and social work vocation. i've been a homeowner since 1979 in inglewood. my public career has spanned 30 years and always involved -- revolved around neighborhood improvement and revitalization. i helped develop ingleside bridges in the early 1980's. i worked in san mateo and became head of a division responsible for neighborhood improvement and housing. i was administering housing set
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aside. led a diverse number of programs from first time home byears to affordable disabled housing. affordable housing. residential grants for housing rehabilitation and even to cold enforcement issues -- code enforcement issues, the car, the lawn, property issue knew sandalses. .com add day labor program in san mateo as well as building hundreds of affordable housing units. why do i want to apply for this commission position? well, i'll tell you in a moment. as soon as i turn the pain. i'd like to serve on the commission because it fits my interests. even though i've been retired from the public sector since 2008, once it's in you it's in you. i love it.
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balboa park station is literally in my backyard. i walk two, through, and around it every day. i believe the geneva car barn is a diamond in the rough and it should be a neighborhood asset better utilized than it is. my oldest daughter just graduated from san francisco state, second generation. i have a high school student in tech. she wants to go to city college. my wife and i attend city college. so we are there in the neighborhood. we've been there for over 30 years. we're frequent travelers and we've seen enough beautiful cities in the world to realize that this is a beautiful city and i think we can contribute in a positive way to seeing some good improvements out there. i wanted to mention that my family will be leaving on a cross-country trip. we'll be leaving for six weeks, returning august 1 so i hope that doesn't present any
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problem. and with that, if you have any questions i'd be happen to answer them. supervisor kim: are there any questions from committee members? thank you very much. daniel weaver has already let our office know that unfortunately he cannot attend today's rules committee meeting. we do have alexander maleny. ok, if not alexander, scott valkon and then katherine hickey. >> good afternoon, committee members. my name is scott falcon. i'm a resident of the mission terrace neighborhood. i live three blocks away from balboa clark. by education i'm an urban planner. hi profession i've worked for a nonprofit developer for nine years and for the last three years i started my own housing consultant firm. i have two kids in public
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schools near balboa park. i've been involved in several neighborhood improvement efforts in and around the neighborhood and professionally i have been a part of approximately 2,000 units of affordable house. some involved mix used components. i think a lot about land use and housing and transportation and the environment and open space and neighborhood improvements. so i could be a valuable member of this c.a.c. for those reasons and i'd be excited to put my energy toward the emplets of the c.a.c. and things that the neighborhood community members want to be a part of and i'd be happy to answer any questions you have. supervisor kim: thank you. i see that you've listed seat seven as a possible seat for yourself.
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tucked let us know what the maim name of this organization is -- name of this organization is. >> i thought that my virtue of the fact i was the sole pro pritor of a consult can't -- consult can't -- consultant firm that i could fall into that category. >> do you do work in the balboa -- >> i'm not paid too. i am as part of informal groups and i'm looking for opportunities to start new affordable housing units in the neighborhood. in terms of full disclosure, i may professionally benefit from any future affordable housing that may happen in the future in the neighborhood and to the degree the work of the c.a.c.
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supports these then i may receive compensation through that so i'm not sure if there should be a connection to call out there or not. i'm also a homeowner, as robert mentioned. and to the -- the degree that zisses boetsch the neighborhood i may benefit too. just full disclosure. supervisor kim: touch. we appreciate that. next we have katherine hickey. >> i'm katherine hickey, the executive droor of the benefit district. i represent 150-plus property owners and over 140 business owners so i'm the advocate for the district and working on a lot of revitalization initiatives and the balboa park area station plan clearly falls within the boundaries of the c.ful v.d. and i would like to be part of it as well, the
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board of the c.v.d. supervisor kim: i see that you are applying for the seat that rebates the neighborhood but i also see that you've recently moved to san francisco and this is a new neighborhood for you so i was curious to learn from you some of the issues that they should be priority ties something >> safety. and we are working with san francisco state to start to address that by creating a business launch. and a lot of storefront improvement. that's the other thing i'm starting to hear. more property owners and businesses wants to get involved with the district and really work with the residents to attract more people to the store front and have more offerings that people would like. supervisor kim: ok. thank you so much. >> thank you. supervisor kim: that's actually all of our applicants that we have today that have applied for seats of the balboa
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citizens advisory committee. we'll open it up for public comment. please step up if you'd like to speak. >> i attend the meetings at the san francisco county transportation authority, and all of the candidates here seems to be very astute and know what they're doing and some of them have a lot of experience. i would like to point out to them that they need to look at the 12th streetlight rail which starts at fourth and king and ends in the middle of nowhere visitacion valley. perhaps in the years to come we need it to somehow connect from where it stops now to balboa park station. that way it can facilitate a lot of smooth traffic for a lot of people in the adjoining areas. we keep talking about it. we should have done it the first time around collectly.
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now it goes to embard dero then downtown then to city college. it goes the other way around. it's cumbersome. people have to wait for a long time. these candidates should look into that transportation aspect. maybe attend some of the san francisco county transportation agency or authority meetings. and speak up. that's how this matter came up a long time ago with supervisor john avalos, who got some money set aside to do some improvements for balboa park. thank you very much. supervisor kim: thank you. >> well, i see three seconds gone and i haven't even began
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to speak yet. thank you. i would like to address the sentiments of the last speaker, in particular given my own experience as someone who is not from california but, however, i've used public transportation for many years having lived here in san francisco. i think that one of the things i was always told growing up, if you want to know how prejudiced a city is look at its transportation system. well, for san francisco that would be an f because for over 60 years the people of the bayview were denied any type of real transportation other than number 15 bus. it is disgraceful. it is disgraceful that the light rail does not go through sunny dale and then connects through geneva and come to balboa park. it is absolutely disgraceful.
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furthermore, i would like for this committee to continue the nominees, as such that one of you said doing the selection of new appointees to the sunshine task force you would like to see more diversity. i would like to see this also with in committee. i would like to see people that look like me, that look like the previous speaker. i would like to see haves, i would like to see the latino community. i would like to see agencies or also the --ationings and also the people who ride the balboa station and also the youth. the young people who have to catch this bus, the people who live over there. i don't see any of that and if you're going to have a meaningful public transportation system in the city of san francisco, then real and meaningful diversity must be at the table in the 34r57k. -- planning.
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thank you. supervisor kim: thank you. any other public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is now closed. in reference to the comments made by our most recent public speaker, there are actually nine open seats and we have three applicants that are here before us and i agree we do need to agree to ensure there is diversity on a body such as this because it's a very divorce neighborhood as well. but we have three applicants that are here before us for nine seats. i appreciated all of your applications that i read through and i thought i got a sense of the commitments to the neighborhood and the interest in serving on the committee and i'm happy to support all three of you to a seat. i maybe need to think about which applicant for miss hickey. i know that you have applied only for seat i said is -- six.
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it will require a residence si waiver but given your work i think it's appropriate for you to have a seat on this committee. for the others, i think i need a moment to look -- look through. colleagues, if you have any comments on this item, please speak up. >> no, for those who were here, thank you for your willingness to serve. given what's going on with balboa park. you said diamond in the rough. i think it has a lot of possibility for making change in the area neighborhoods. i think we'd be well-served by having you there. i'm very happy to support the applicants that came before us. given that there are nine seats and the other applicants aren't here, don't know what we'll do with the other two. supervisor kim: i would like to continue the two other individuals. we do have many seats still available and i'm sure we'll
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have more applicants coming. this will come back to full committee at some point. so i would like to continue daniel weaver and alexander to our next rules committee where we'll possibly have other applicants. katherine hickey, who has only applied for seat six, for that seat that represents community and economic development in the neighborhood. i would suggest scott for seat seven. the appointment must be for a land use and housing group in the neighborhood served by balboa park station and i will suggest robert for seat nine which represents residents in the neighborhood served by balboa park station. >> i make a motion along those lines. one that we recommend robert for seat nine. scott for seat seven and katherine hickey for seat six
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with a residency waiver. so make that motion. supervisor kim: so we do have that motion before us and we can do that without opposition. i'm glad to see that we have two public school parents on this as well because we have a seat to represent youth and family. for the members of the public who are curious we have seats one who represent mini riders, one for bart riders. one for bicycle interest. one must represent the student and staff from city college and the fourth is for seniorses is disabled community. we encourage members of the public to apply. madam clerk, please call item number three. >> hearing to consider apointing two numbers and select three for human advisory group. there are two seats and two applicants.
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supervisor kim: thank you, and i do believe that both applicants are here today. i will call up first heather. >> good afternoon. my name is heather and i'm a proud resident of the mission district. i was invited to apply by current members of the procurement advisory committee. i have over 20 to 10 years of experience with a supply chain of various products, including manufactured and artisan goods. i spent a lot of times in factories in the united states as well as overseas in seeing the factory conditions. i'm doing what i can to improve the working conditions. this will be my first involvement in local government but i did serve the country as a peace corps volunteer in west
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africa early in my career. in terms of public experience for this particular seat requires experience with public goods. when i was working in the private sector, i was responsible for working conditions for the purchase of university licensed goods from public universities. sports wear, and then in my most recent position, i was dealing with work wear, uniforms and connecting suppliers from asia to opportunities to sell work wear to cities and other public agencies here. i have had some involvement with sweat-free purchasing consortium, the national organization, and would love to be involved to promote better working conditions in san francisco's procurement of these times of goods as well as be a model -- have san
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francisco be a model for other cities as well in terms of how we manage this in our public procurement. thank you. supervisor kim: thank you so much. we don't have any questions from the committee at this time. thank you. next we have daniel maroquin. >> hello, how's it going? my name is daniel and i feel i would be a good advocate on the sweet-free advisory group for several reasons. i'm a san francisco district native born and raised and currently living in district 11 in lakeview ingleside. i'm a state student and some of my experience -- i've recently done an internship for the san francisco living wage coalition. and for the sweat-free
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procurement advisory ordinance as well. unfortunately karl couldn't make it today but working with him led me to create a group at san francisco state university called the students for economic justice, currently at s.f. state. we found out the students aren't being paid the minimum wage because it's a state entity. we're being paid $8. we don't feel it's right. we feel it's a loophole. we feel it's our duty to do something about it. my other co-founder richard has come out to support me today. so i have experience. i'm young, i'm 26, but i'm looking for more experience. i'm also a dual citizen of salvador and america. when i've been in salvador i've been conscience of the
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sweatshops and now i have an opportunity to actually do something about it and be involved so i feel this would be a great opportunity for me and the city, and yeah, -- supervisor kim: good. thank you. >> thank you very much. supervisor kim: thank you very much. i'm seeing no questions from our committee members at this time. we will be opening up for public comment on this item. if you'd like to speak out on this issue, please do step up. >> good afternoon, rules committee. thank you for your time and i'm glad to see there's so much representation in the room. i'm an dwazor at san francisco state and i got to meet daniel when he came to my office looking for an internship and since i had been on the executive board of the living wage coalition, i recommended daniel and he already has done an excellent job there and his passion and his interest for
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workers rise and labor issues and help his students was so apparent, he even was able to start -- which is very difficult at san francisco tape. he went through the red tape, got me as an advisor. got off -- all his offices lined up. he's a very good leader and organizer, not to mention as a latino, a representation of our youth. i think we're craving for the diversity of different neighborhoods, particularly those of color. i have come today and written a letter of support for daniel that i'd like to submit. supervisor kim: actually, we got the letter already. thank you for submitting it. >> thank you. i just want to say i'm here to support him and i hope you select him.
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thank you. supervisor kim: thank you very much for being here. >> i'm glad that the young people are getting involved but this is also a lesson to the so-called representatives who are young and we expect them to have standards and accountability as we will be discussing later on in the other agenda. and here you have a young man who can bring in a lot of experience from his native country, but -- where there's a lot of suffering, where there's a lot of discrimination, there's a lot of disparity, and the young man will notice that if he lives in the united states and as the years go by, the 1% and the 99% and how the middle class is eroding and how , for a long time this happened because of outsourcing. how a lot of rich people made
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millions of dollars on the blood and sweat of people in the third world countries so it's good that we have some young people coming forward, and i hope he does the right thing, that he doesn't fall into a trap at some point in his life. it's very, very important that young people know what is right and what's wrong, just like our representatives. they should know what's right and what's wrong. not all of them are bad. not all of them are ugly, but some of y'all that fall into the pit -- into the pit -- and if you make some mistakes, you have to -- you have to say sorry and get back on track. supervisor kim: thank you. >> so i'm happy. i've got 12 second more. ok? why do you say thank you? supervisor kim: i'm sorry, i thought that was the end of your sentence. i wasn't trying to hurry you. >> ok, thank you.
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supervisor kim: thank you. is there any other public comment on this item? >> pastor gavin. i'm a little perturbed by the statements made by the young lady heather. because i think she said that she had experience with universities in procurement and i'm concerned because there was a recent survey done by cnn and it discovered that a huge portion of universities, something like close to 70% or 75%, purchased their merchandise from china and for that to be true, sweatshops --
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sweatshops. so i'm very concerned if she has experience with universities in procurement, this is contra active to what we're talking about here. you know, we're saying sweat-free, and to save a book, many of these universities have gotten their linen, the dorm furniture, so on and so forth, any place cheap that they can find it. so i would like to recommend that this be continued because this is not what san francisco is about, sweatshops for anything or taking taxpayer dollars reporting any kind of taxpayer activity. so i would like to recommend that it be continued. thank you. kim kim any other public comment on this item in seeing none, public comment is now closed. we do have two seats. i have two applicants for seat two and seat three. heather and daniel and i wanted
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to say personally that i was very impressed with both of your applications and happy to see you here today to hear you speak about your experiences and your interest in serving on this committee. heather, i know that while you did work on the procurement side, which is actually a requirement of the seat, that a lot of your work was on ensuring sweat-free procurement for the companies that you were engaged in. and daniel, i'm really excited to see a young person who's engaged on this issue. we also did receive a letter from paul kramer. and we had a public member speak on this already but we do want to see more young people serving on our committee and so it's great to see someone like you and also to be able to speak spanish is a great asset as well. it's important to have that
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language diversity capacity on this committee. supervisor campos? supervisor campos: thank you, madam chair. i want to thank both applicants for a willingness to serve the city of fran and i, too, have been very impressed with both applicants. with respect to the application of miss fransiz, i actually think that the work that she has done with fair trade u.s.a. where she led in the development of standards around fair trade and making sure that you have -- that you ensure that you're buying purchases from companies that are not exploiting workers, to me that's the kind of background that you want and not just the recent work there but also with other companies so i think it's precisely the kind of
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individual that you want to see working on these issues, and with respect to mr. maroquin, i think that his presentation speaks for itself. i'm more proud to see that we have that level of caliber in our community and that we have someone who is interested in these issues. the fact that nickey is here speaks highly of him and it means that you're extremely highly recommended and, you know, i say this completely objectively. i'm not surprised that two amazing candidates have this connection to the mission district. makes sense that they would. so i make a motion to move these two applications forward with a positive recommends. supervisor kim: we have a motion to move forward. these two applicants for seat two and seat three with
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positive recommendation. we can do that without opposition. thank you very much. madam clerk, can you please call item number four? >> consider appointing four members to the san francisco health authority. there are four seats and four applicants. kim kim thank you. and i believe that we have three of the four applicants here today and i will first call up susan curran. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm sue curran. i've been a nurse for over 34 years. i am currently the c.e.o. at san francisco general hospital and frahma center. formerly i was the chief nursing officer and c.e.o. for 10 years before that. i've been on the san francisco health plan board for the last three years and i've dead
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